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Edmond Becquerel

Alexandre-Edmond Becquerel,[citation needed] known as Edmond Becquerel, was a French physicist who studied the solar spectrum, magnetism, electricity and optics. He is credited with the discovery of the photovoltaic effect, the operating principle of the solar cell, in 1839. He is also known for his work in luminescence and phosphorescence. He was the son of Antoine César Becquerel and the father of Henri Becquerel, one of the discoverers of... Read More

Born24 March 1820
Paris
Died11 May 1891 (aged 71)
NationalityFrench
FieldsPhysics
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